Situation: My doctor says I need surgery and that right soon. Scheduled for the 30th.
Situation: Hub's employee insurance plan is underwritten by his Company.
Situation: Health management company basically works for the employer.
Result: Conflict of Interest
Surprising Phone Call today: Insurance company's doctor/screener refuses to pay for the surgery.
Primary reaction: tears, tears, hysterical sobs, tears...
Action: talk to a Dogberry of a nurse with insurance company who evades plain speech. Scream and cry with her for 2 hours over the course of 3 different calls.
Conclusion the First: appeal.
Secondary reaction from Doctor's Office: "that's effin' unheard of!!!"
It shouldn't take 2 hours to get to a simple point of: our screening doctor denies your need. You and your doctor can appeal this. Meanwhile, it took a month to get me scheduled for the end of this month. All that seems to have gone out the window.
I was so shook, I came home from work. Upon arrival here I find a letter stating that the imaging radiologist wants to smash my poor boobs one more time (after taking 2 tries a month ago) and wave a magic ultrasound over them.
I told him to go fuck himself, my girls are fine. [Mighty fine! -The Jolly Roger]
"Other than that, how was the play, Mrs. Lincoln?"
Can nationalized healthcare be any worse? If "self-insured" businesses handle it so cleverly, how much more a government beancounter who decides I'm too much of a liability? Hello AIG?
Gimme a sec...
FUCK YOU, insurance companies!!!
Feel free to append this post with your own "moment."